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“Gorgeous Pizza”
Review of Toscano Pizzeria

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Toscano Pizzeria
Ranked #40 of 59 Restaurants in Newcastle
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
County Down, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Pizza”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Tried this small tucked away upstairs pizzeria today and so glad we did. My partner and little girl went here and the pizza is excellent. Spacious but cosy, overlooking the seafront and not at all fancy, but the food is fantatsic, very reasonable priced for the 3 of us with juice it was 15 pounds which you can easily pay in nearby coffee shops for three drinks. We got two 12" pizzas between us and a huge jug of squash and there was more than enough. Nice service from young staff, all very polite and helpful. We will be back very soon.

  • Visited December 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“as good as any pizzeria in belfast”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Shared one of the special Pizzas,a Vesuvio, pepperoni. chilli, bacon, mozzarella with garlic dip and side salad and a carafe of wine. We couldn't fault it. There was plenty for two. Amazing value, friendly service and fantastic sea views.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank LMsept
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Oxford
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Nice Italian, with a touch of Francis Albert”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

With my visit coinciding with the Christmas period, exceptionally busy - but service was adequate, food was well presented and full of flavour - the singer was exceptionally good, in the style of Frank Sinatra.

Visited December 2011
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent original pizza”
Reviewed 5 June 2012 via mobile

Quite funny to find such an excellent pizza in northern ireland! The owners are two Italian brothers, very nice people. The restaurant is in front of the seaside and the view is awesome. I will surely come back

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1 Thank Partfover
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Food lovely but improvements needed :-(”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We ate in Toscano's this evening. We had a table with a lovely view out over the sea to the mountains, and I like the way the decor is fairly simple, without trying too hard.

This is a pizzeria, not an Italian Restaurant, so it's primarily pizza on the menu. There are very limited other options, only three salads and no pasta at all except for lasagne on the specials board. Strangely however you could get burger and chips, chicken, but nothing more with an Italian feel. Also strangely, there's no pizza on the children's menu so we had to buy a full size pizza (there's only one size) and split it between two children.

The first pizza that arrived was clearly burnt so we sent it back and it didn't take long for another, unburnt one to arrive. The pizza was absolutely delicious! We all cleared our plates. However it's let down by what seemed to be frozen chips and staff who really don't seem to get what their job is.

Our waitress was nice enough when she was there, but it was fairly difficult to get her. Most of the time the two waitresses were behind the bar section eating, and chatting to two guys, who may or may not have worked there. For most of our meal however, there was no sign of any staff at all, not one. It was a good job we didn't want anything else, and as for seeing if everything was ok or trying to sell us more drinks etc, that just didn't happen. We later discovered them all sitting on the floor in a back corridor eating and chatting again; I had to go to find a waitress to ask to pay the bill. There were a few other tables of customers at the same time and we could all have walked out without anyone knowing for potentially quite a while!

So all in all, lovely setting and view, gorgeous pizza at reasonable prices, but very frustrating and disappointing staff which is such a shame. Much as we liked the food, we did walk out saying it would be a long time before we were back - we'd rather pay a bit more elsewhere for staff who give the slightest regard for their customers. And please put pizza on the kids menu that's just odd! As I say, shame.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank SiobhanMcGui
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